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World Bipolar Day 2019: Aim and Significance of the Day Dedicated to Manic-Depressive Illness

World Bipolar Day(WBD) (Photo Credits: Pixabay and WikiCommons) Each year March 30th which happens to be the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder posthumously is observed as World Bipolar Day(WBD.) It is a collective initiative led by the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder(ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation(IBPF), and the International… Read More »

When the Illness Is a Mystery, Patients Turn to These Detectives

They are patients with diseases that mystify doctors, people whose symptoms are dismissed as psychosomatic, who have been given misdiagnosis upon misdiagnosis. They have confounded experts and have exhausted every hope save one. And so they wind up in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, a federally funded project that now includes 12 clinical centers, including one… Read More »